A Brief History of Economic Time

One hundred years ago the average American workweek was over 60 hours; today it’s under 35. One hundred years ago 6% of manufacturing workers took vacations; today it’s over 90%. One hundred years ago the average housekeeper spent 12 hours a day on laundry, cooking, cleaning and sewing; today it’s about three hours.

Steven Landsburg

Handwork vs. Headwork
Life is Like a Mansion with a Wallpaper-Covered Hole Leading to a Rhinoceros Covered with Millions of Mice or Why Are We So Busy?
The Quasi-Religious and Futile Enterprise of Space Colonization
Kierkegaard on the Bible